How Pauline Hanson voted compared to someone who agrees that asylum seekers who arrive in Australia without a visa, particularly those who arrive by boat, should have their asylum claims processed regionally in a country such as the Republic of Nauru or Papua New Guinea (See the policy "For offshore processing of asylum seekers" for more on processing asylum seeker claims in Australian territories like Christmas Island)

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for regional processing of asylum seekers” which Pauline Hanson could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Pauline Hanson on this policy.

Division Pauline Hanson Supporters vote
no votes listed

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for regional processing of asylum seekers” which Pauline Hanson could have attended.

Division Pauline Hanson Supporters vote

26th Aug 2020, 4:14 PM – Senate Motions - Immigration Detention - Moment of silence for deaths

absent No

15th Feb 2018, 11:56 AM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - End offshore detention

No No

10th Aug 2017, 12:38 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Bring them to Australia

No No

20th Jun 2017, 4:00 PM – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - Close Nauru and Manus Is. detention centres

No No

29th Mar 2017 – Senate Motions - Asylum Seekers - End detention on Nauru and Manus Island

No No

12th Sep 2016, 4:48 PM – Senate Committees - Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee - Nauru & Manus Island centres

absent No

How "voted consistently for" is worked out

They Vote For You gives each vote a score based on whether the MP voted in agreement with the policy or not. These scores are then averaged with a weighting across all votes that the MP could have voted on relevant to the policy. The overall average score is then converted to a simple english language phrase based on the range of values it's within.

When an MP votes in agreement with a policy the vote is scored as 100%. When they vote against the policy it is scored as 0% and when they are absent it is scored half way between the two at 50%. The half way point effectively says "we don't know whether they are for or against this policy".

The overall agreement score for the policy is worked out by a weighted average of the scores for each vote. The weighting has been chosen so that the most important votes have a weighting 5 times that of the less important votes. Also, absent votes on less important votes are weighted 5 times less again to not penalise MPs for not attending the less important votes. Pressure of other work means MPs or Senators are not always available to vote – it does not always mean they've abstained.

Type of vote Agreement score (s) Weight (w) No of votes (n)
Most important votes MP voted with policy 100% 25 0
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 4
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
MP absent 50% 1 2

The final agreement score is a weighted average (weighted arithmetic mean) of the scores of the individual votes.

Average agreement score = sum(n×w×s) / sum(n×w) = 21.0 / 22 = 95%.

And then this average agreement score